Fieldwork MS in Addiction Studies

Master of Science in Addiction Studies

Fieldwork Requirements

Bring Your Course Work to Life

Fieldwork, including internships and practica, are training experiences designed to give you professional on-site instruction and experience under the close direction of the site supervisor and the Capella faculty instructor. You will commit to part-time practice delivering services through direct contact hours while completing online practicum and internship courses. As you complete your fieldwork, you will be continually evaluated and given appropriate learning experiences to ensure that core theories and skills are well understood and effectively put into practice.

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Fieldwork Requirements

Your Master’s program fieldwork requirements include 300 hours of internship. Your fieldwork experience is devoted to obtaining advanced competencies in working with clients in addiction treatment settings.


The internship requires 300 hours of professional work experience in an addiction treatment setting. These hours may be fulfilled across one, two or three quarters (10-36 weeks.) You’ll be asked to accrue a minimum of 120 direct contact hours in addition to meeting with your on-site supervisor at least 12 hours each quarter. You’ll also need to complete 10 hours of facilitating or co-facilitating group counseling.  The fieldwork course may be repeated to obtain additional hours if needed to meet the fieldwork requirements of your state licensure board.

Fieldwork Settings

You will be responsible for locating a site that can provide the types of activities, numbers of clients, and supervision needed to meet your program's fieldwork requirements, as well as any specific fieldwork requirements of your state licensure board.

You will locate settings in your community for the fieldwork component of your programs; fieldwork sites and supervisors must be approved by Capella to ensure all program requirements and accreditation standards are met.




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